Time for another Workshop Favorite: the rolling work cart. I have this one that we bought YEARS ago, but I’ve created some plans that one could use to transform an old cabinet into a rolling work cart on the cheap that would work just as well.
I load my work cart up with all the tools I need to do the “task at hand” and keep it on the “job site”… in the current room that is under demolition/reconstruction”. It makes the difference between having everything I need within an arms reach and having to dig through piles of tools on the floor that I think I used recently and then running to the workshop where it also might be and then checking every other place I might have set it down…!!!
This is what happens without the cart. It stinks big time!
My rolling work cart has a large open shelf on the bottom, two drawers and peg holes on both sides that accept all the nifty pegboard hanging accessories so I can be extra-extra organized! The top has lots of little cubby pocket thingy so I can place screws, nails, trash…or whatever in different places and keep them separated.
When I’m done with the job, everything goes back in it’s place in my workshop and when I start a new job in the house, I pack it up with all the tools I will need for THAT job.
I can’t even remember where or when we got this work cart because we’ve had it so long. We probably bought it new and thought it would be all I’d ever need to store my tools in. HA!
If this one got sat on by a car, I wouldn’t go out and buy another one, I’d probably build one. And because I’m THAT kind of gal, I’ve drawn up some free plans in case you want to “Build a Rolling Work Cart too.
Whether you build or buy, it’s a real time saver. I use mine on every project.